Category Archives: Small business

My Patent Ten Commandments

Patents are so supposed to protect inventors, allow them to innovate and earn a living from their inventions. However they are been assimilated into the corporate arms arsenal, used to bombard corporate rivals, and annihilate start-ups before they have a chance to blossom. Any large … Continue reading

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How Local Businesses can Engage Customers with Social Media

How Customers can help market your business There are some great ideas for engaging customers in this article by Jon Schepke from Search Engine Watch (SEW). Sure it focused towards the American market but the general themes are applicable to most … Continue reading

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Why Social Media Leads News on Death of Osama Bin Laden Death

What is the Impact of Social Media for Small and Local Business Like many people today, I woke up to the news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by American Forces. Actually my wife, who had been listening to … Continue reading

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Field of Dreams or a Website on the Road to Nowhere

When Art and Search Engines Don’t Meet I was chatting to a musician friend, a great guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, visiting us in Normandy. He told me rather proudly he had a website. This sounded good – a “Field of Dreams” is … Continue reading

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User Generated Reviews for Organic Improvement in Search Engine Results

Engaging with Customers can improve your Ranking Google’s Page Rank Algorithm is being gamed more and more, with more and more sites acquiring back-links paid or otherwise. Added to this Google’s Panda update to down grade poor content. User Generated Reviews … Continue reading

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Organic Ranking for Local Business via Google

Building a Relationship with Google I have spoken before of the need for small and locally based business to the develop on-line presence,especially here in Normandy. I have also said before just creating a website is not enough. A website … Continue reading

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FTSE Businesses fail at Social Media

Is Social Media important for Small Business? I just read on the Telegraph on-line that the majority of the FTSE100 business fail at social media. I think the issue is wider than just social media. The major problem is that … Continue reading

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Is Search Engine Ranking necessary for a Small Business?

OK you’ve got a website either you built it you sell or paid someone to do it for you. What next ? Customers – hopefully. But they don’t start arriving at your new virtual shop front. So what do you … Continue reading

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Build it and they will come to your website…………if only!

The world web was created in 7 days  by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, as project for scientists and engineers at CERN in 1989/90:-) At first it grew pretty slowly, and those in the know knew the addresses of all web sites. … Continue reading

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Why do you need a web site – thoughts for SMBs

Why does my small business need a website because All my friends have one My competitors all have one I like to show I creative Does not everyone have a web site? They look pretty Let’s try again, my business … Continue reading

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